Altran adds to early signs of expected LBO big bang

Market participants hoping for a surge of large leveraged buyout financings in 2018 have been rewarded already by the arrival of seveal deals. One of them is the funding to finance French engineering services firm Altran's purchase of its peer Aricent.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 12 Jan 2018

“If some of the big auctions [of companies] materialise, like AkzoNobel or Unilever Spreads, we may see record LBO volumes since the financial crisis,” said the head of leveraged finance at a US investment bank in London before the market opened this week.

AkzoNobel is divesting its ...

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1 JPMorgan 30,388.71 99 8.63%
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3 Deutsche Bank 17,970.47 100 5.10%
4 Goldman Sachs 17,954.81 74 5.10%
5 HSBC 16,143.35 101 4.58%

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5 Credit Agricole CIB 353.26 2 6.50%

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5 Morgan Stanley 1,381.20 11 6.82%